Roadmap to Behavioral Health

Roadmap to Behavioral Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA released a publication entitled Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. The Roadmap is designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use disorder services, including definitions of behavioral health terms and guidance on how to find a behavioral health services provider, receive treatment, and obtain follow-up care. The resource walks through the “8 Steps of the Roadmap” to offer information specific to behavioral health, and contains a glossary and links to other federal resources.

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Note | This publication is a companion to the CMS publication Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You, which explains what health coverage is and how to use it to get primary care and preventive services so that the consumer and his or her family live long, healthy lives. This latter publication is available in English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and Korean. There is also a Tribal version.

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